How to use Nero to burn files and folders and save the data on your hard drive Now that DVD burners are standard on most computers on the market, it is good to make the most of its potential.
In addition to pour out their disc movies in high quality , or make backup copies of programs and movies , the DVD also allows you to make backup copies of your data that you have on your PC without worrying about most of the space available . Moreover, with more than four gigabytes of memory (if not more so, thanks to the ” dual layer ” , the so-called “double layer ” ) you can also do a full backup. You may well include not only all your work and important documents , but also of your media ( MP3 songs and movies downloaded from the Internet and so on) .
How to use Nero to burn files and folders and save the data on your hard drive .
Burning a data DVD is not very different from writing a CD -ROM : This , by the way , has been optimized in the latest version of burning software Ahead ( http://www.nero.com/ ) . In these pages we will see how to use Nero to use the burning software Ahead and write to DVD media , you can directly start the program Nero or you can use the handy control panel that responds to the name of StartSmart. At the top of the window, you will find several icons : select the second from the left ( labeled ” Data”) , as shown in the figure. A menu will appear at the bottom : Click on the ” Create Data DVD ” . This will launch the Nero Express wizard . The first screen allows you to add documents to the new compilation (so called a data set, and not just a mix of songs).
To insert new file, click the Add button : This will open in another window ( browser ) that will allow you to navigate through your computer’s resources , so as to select the data to be burned. This navigation window (called the ” Select Files or Folders” ) also allows you to select all the data in a folder .
To do this , click with the right mouse button inside the folder , and in the menu that appears ( only one item ), click on ” Select all “, as shown in the figure. After you select the files you need , click the Add button. After you have selected and imported the files that will be part of the compilation , you must put an end to the selection process : in this regard, just click on the Done button . In this way, we pass to the next stage , that of burning.
Before activating the laser that will write your data on the blank DVD , you still have a chance to check the files that you have chosen. In addition to the names of files and folders , you can also check how much disk space it will take and how much will be unused : Thanks to simple horizontal blue bar located at the bottom of the window.
If you plan to make multiple copies (but not consecutive) of this disc, you can save this list as a new project , thanks to the Save button . At this point , you can also switch to the classic burning software Ahead , through the key Black To continue , click “Next” At this point the data is ready to be written on the blank media . Insert a disc into the recorder , and then proceed to the customization of the latest options. Type a title in the compilation (which will appear next to the icon of the disk when you insert it into any PC) and set the burning speed , the number of copies, and so on.
You can also put a check mark next to ” Verify data on disc after burning ” : in this way , the writing is complete, you can check the contents of the disc and its proper functioning. Finally, click the Burn button to begin .
Glossary for burning
Backup: How to copy files on the hard disk to another media (CD , DVD, a second hard disk), in order to keep the data and decrease the risk of losing important information. It is advisable to provide for periodic backups using the tools made available to the operating system or specific software .
Browser: In the English language indicates who reads books in bookstores without buying them. In the current language of the Internet, is the common name by which the programs are set to browse Web sites and make downloading data from Web pages within the operating system, indicates the window that allows you to explore the contents of My Computer ( for example, ” Windows Explorer “).
DVD (Digital Versatile Disc) : Support for data recording. May contain information on both faces and on two distinct levels . They may have different capacities : a DVD- 5 to one side and single layer can hold 4.7 gigabytes of data ( a movie of 90 minutes of high quality MPEG -2) , a DVD-9 to one side and double layer 8.5 Gigabyte and so on , until you get to the DVD -18 with two-sided dual-layer , which can hold up to 18 gigabytes.
In the family of DVD are distinguished : DVD- ROM ( read-only ) , DVD- Video ( movies in digital format ) , DVD- Audio ( specific format for audio) , DVD -writable ( which differ in two standards: DVD -R and DVD + R) and re-writable ( in turn subdivided into DVD -RW and DVD + RW ), DVD-RAM , however, stand out from the others because the optical drive is mounted inside a cartridge , and can not be read by the common home DVD players or players mounted in the computer.
Burn : In English “burn ” (burning). The process by which files are recorded on an optical disc (CD or DVD) using a special burning software and a dedicated hardware device (called , in fact, the recorder) .